Posted on 28 August 2012
The lifestyles of about 68 vulnerable people in Manihira sector in Rutsiro district will change after being given mattresses by VUP on the 24th.Aug.2012 in a way of eradicating poverty.
Recently, this sector was said to have about 156 residents that are more poor than others by VUP project that intends to develop more poor sectors and it gave mattresses to hose people and the 68 remaining were also given on the 24th.Aug.2012.
Faustin Muhoranyi Nganizi the executive secretary of Manihira sector asked the people who were given mattresses to take care of the aid they are given but most importantly to strive to live without expecting the aid but to work hard and find solutions to their problems.
VUP project has programs like giving work to capable people and giving them monthly salaries in 2 instalments after every 15 days and it gives supporting aid to the old and children who take care of themselves.
This project also gives credit to weak people who can pay it back with only2percent interest rate.
Posted on 28 August 2012
The orphans of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi are supposed to develop themselves and fill the gap left by their parents, according to Gonzaga Bizimana, the president of the advisory council for Kamonyi district.
Bizimana was addressing 15 orphans of genocide who are taken care of by different families in Kayumbu sector during the council’s visit in the area.
Visiting these orphans is a yearly act to the district advisory council and which is about to show these orphans that they are not alone and that they will support them through. The council contributed and bought a cow to these children to support the president of the republic in Girinka program.
These 15 children that were visited are raised in 12 families and they were happy saying that it always feels great to be remembered and cared for by their leaders and that it gives them hope.
Pierre Celestin Nsengiyumva the executive secretary of Kayumbu sector thanked this council for giving a cow to one of these orphans as in they intended to give cows to the 6 families by the end of the year in their performing contracts.
The cow was given to Grace Uwamahoro and the remaining 5 children will be given cows by the sector. These children said that they need people to guide them so as to have a better future.
Posted on 25 August 2012
About 7800 families that reside on steep mountains on under the mountains and who are at the risk of being affected by natural disasters are to evacuate and to be settled in settlement villages.
According to Mr. Gideon Ruboneza the mayor of Ngororero district, this district has a great number of its inhabitants affected by this problem in all districts of Rwanda. The district has a plan of evacuating people living in dangerous places before rainy period so as to protect people and their properties form natural disasters.
Though leaders are ready to help evacuate these people, some people delay the process hoping that the government will build for them even when they are capable of doing so as Pascal Ntawuryiha a resident of Gatumba district said.
The district mayor said that this program has to be well respected because when people die, it is the government’s loss. He said that those who are capable of building for themselves will be followed and those who are cannot be supported and to settle them in villages as soon as possible.
In the last rainy season, houses, farms, animals, people’s properties were destroyed and even 4 people lost their lives and 36 people in all over Rwanda were killed by natural disasters and that is why solutions must be reached before to avoid the occurrence of other tragedies.
Posted on 12 August 2012
After the President of Rwanda H.E Paul Kagame visited Rwimbogo sector in Rusizi district and questioned about poor old buildings in Mushaka trading centre, renovation activities have started.
Philippe Ngirente, in charge of social affairs in Rwimbogo sector on August 7th 2012 said 91 percent of the buildings in this area are modern.
Mushaka trading centre in Rwimbogo sector in Rusizi district, is known in history for receiving foreigners (Burundians and Congolese) that neighbour with it and come to attend the market for many years.
When the president visited in 2010, he asked the residents to renovate the buildings and improve sanitation, reveals Philippe Ngirente.
Concerning the old buildings, the sector administration tackled renovation and building processes and now at 91 percent of what was expected according to the sector’s master plan.
Although they had planned to complete renovation activities before June 30th 2012, it did not come to pass due to lack of bricks but, it has to end this year, narrates Ngirente.
Mushaka trading centre does business with foreigners more than Rwandans because of the food stuffs like cassava, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas and livestock especially goats from Rwimbogo, Nzahaha, Gashonga and Nyakarenzo sectors.
Posted on 12 August 2012
The Advisory council of Gakenke District has set a town master plan following a meeting on the 7th.Aug.2012 where it decided to bring basic infrastructure services like water and electricity to the town to enable quick building and development of the area.
Gakenke town is made of 11 villages 7 of which are in Gakenke sector and 4 from Nemba sector according to the new master plan of the town.
Since Gakenke town is chaotic due to bad buildings that make it, every person’s contribution is needed to develop it and make it better as Zephyrin Ntakirutimana the vice mayor for social affairs of Gakenke district said.
The district planned Rwf38million to be used during expropriation period to clear land in this town and these plots will be sold at agreed price and the money be taken back to the district account. In this town there are a few nice residential houses and at least one storied commercial house and others are slums and old houses.
Many people are not sure how this town will be developed as people who get rich decide to build in already developed cities like Kigali city or Musanze town.
Posted on 08 August 2012
Although Hindiro is one of 13 sectors that make Ngororero district and the poorest of all, residents come first in fighting against malnutrition.
Athanase Sebyenda in charge of social affairs denote the residents have rose to fight malnutrition through teaching residents how to prepare balanced diet, growing vegetables and not waiting upon help.
According to nutritionists at Kabaya and Muhororo hospitals in Ngororero district, Hindiro has the lowest number of malnourished
Sebyenda asserts this sector had 8 malnourished children who were 8 in the beginning of 2012 but only two are not yet cured while the 6 are in phase one and two and greatly improving as according to the reports of community health workers.
Sebyenda explains that according to how poor Hindiro residents are and how active they embrace different programs meant for them, social and economic development would be attained if other residents follow their example.
He adds that even school children from Hindiro sector perform well academically compared to other sectors of Ngororero district which gives hope for a better future of the place.
Posted on 08 August 2012
Rugera sector is one of the 12 sectors that make Nyabihu district in the western province and residents of this sector were given cows by HPI (Heifers Program International) and those cows reproduced and these 32 cows were given to the poor on the 3rd.Aug.2012.
The 32 cows were given to selected women in vulnerable families in this sector so as to get them out of poverty and to improve the social welfare of their families and to boost their farming through getting manure daily.
Elise Uwonkunda’s family that resides in Kirehe village was given a cow to rear and with much excited with her family members, they are sure that this cow will improve their social welfare and give them manure to boost their farming and give them means to fight poverty.
People who were given cows said it is very important to take their gratitude to the person who initiated Girinka program and HPI project for giving them a chance to own cows and saving their families from malnutrition and poverty. They promised to take good care of these cows and to give to those without once they reproduce.
Angela Mukaminani the vice mayor for finance and economic development in Nyabihu district thanked HPI for giving cows to people which is an objective of Rwanda government to support residents in fighting against poverty. He asked them to protect those cows and to think of their neighbors when they reproduce so as to break the cycle of poverty with the cycle of togetherness.
Posted on 07 August 2012
Some of the residents in Kibungo town have been given one week to demolish houses they built illegally before Ngoma District Authorities take action.
This is meant for residents of Kibungo sector and some part of Remera sector who were warned by the district administration over using non burnt bricks in building but preceded with their idea.
This was resolved during the meeting of Eastern Province administration and Ngoma district authorities that was held on 1st August 2012.
However, residents in question ask district authorities to give them shelter where they can be staying after their houses are destroyed as they have nowhere else to go.
One resident narrates: “We admit the mistake but we have nowhere else to go. Should we demolish these houses and sleep outside? They should give us a place to live in.”
Alexis Rugaju, in charge of district development in Eastern Province revealed to the media that the resolution is aimed at eradicating illegal buildings that do not match vision 2020 expectations.
Rugaju asserts: “Building against the law is prohibited and sensitization continues.”
Posted on 04 August 2012
The administration of Rukara sector in Kayonza district in cooperation with the World Vision Organisation has started a program of sensitizing parents to stop forcing their children do hard work which is inappropriate to their age
This sensitization started on the 31st.July.2012 and it will last for only a week as the administration council of this sector explained.
The main objective of this sensitization is to make parents know the effects of hard work to their children as it delays the functioning of their brains which makes them dull in schools.
In Kayonza district, many parents use their children for hard labour such as working in mining especially in Rwinkwavu sites and making their children miss schools to do petty trading which results into some of them dropping out of it completely.
Appolon Mwumvaneza the coordinator of World vision Rukara branch said that though there are expected punishments for such parents, they are not enough and that is why they opted for sensitization for them to know the dangers they are exposing their children to instead of doing it afraid of the law.
Parents will be given lessons on the dangers of hard labour on the children and how they can protect their children any kind of abuse and violence.
Posted on 04 August 2012
The Kirehe Community Based Watershed Management Project (KWAMP) with the support of Kirehe district have given out 60 cows to Rwandans in Nyamugari sector, who have been expelled from Tanzania , the support was on 1st.Aug.2012.
These Rwandans who were sent away from Tanzania are presently residents of Nyamugari sector in Kirehe, according to the vice mayor for social affairs in the area Jacqueline Murekatete.
They were asked to take good care of these cows and she reminded them that if these cows reproduce, they will be able to get milk for their families, get school fees and medical insurances for their families and in improving their social welfares.
Gasasira Janvier the coordinator of KWAMP asked those who were given cows to feed them well for better milk production and they appreciated said that they lost their cattle in Tanzania and now they back to becoming farmers which will improve their social lives as Marie Mukagashugi who resides in Bukinanyana village happily confirmed.
André Kagabo who is in charge of Girinka program on the National level said that they have distributed more than 133,000 cows to the people in this program in the whole country and in Kirehe district only about 7,091 cows were given.
Cows that were given to these Rwandans returnees are of Jersey breed from South Africa and one cow is worth Rwf1.2million and about 300 goats to provide milk were also brought with these cows to Kirehe district.